Controlled Substance

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was passed by the 91st United States Congress as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon . The CSA is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain substances is regulated. The Act also served as the national implementing legislation for the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.The legislation created five Schedules (classifications), with varying qualifications for a substance to be included in each.
Posts about Controlled Substance
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    …” is – don’t drive while intoxicated. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t take any controlled substance or illegal substance and get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend. More states are choosing to enact no refusal DWI enforcement policies, so it’s essential for motorists to learn how the law views those who just say no to a police officer’s request to submit…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … of a first-degree felony include: 1) aggravated kidnapping; 2) aggravated sexual assault; 3) aggravated robbery; 4) attempt of capital murder; 5) burglary [of a habitation] with intent to commission or commit a felony; 6) murder; 7) solicitation of a capital murder; 8) escape from custody in which a serious bodily injury results; 9) human trafficking…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … request a breath or urine test to determine the presence of alcohol or a controlled substance when an individual has been arrested for driving under the influence. However, a police officer is not able to request a blood test in every instance. Florida law restricts a police officer’s ability to obtain a blood sample for testing in the vast majority…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • Good Moral Character in the Immigration Context

    … to automatically lack good moral character regardless of the underlying circumstances of the event, including: being deportable for certain offenses (including prostitution, polygamy, controlled substance offenses, crimes involving moral turpitude, and drug trafficking) giving false testimony to obtain an immigration benefit being confined…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 11 readers -
  • The New I-601A Opens the Door for Many Immigrants

    … issuance of an I-601A waiver if USCIS found a “reason to believe” the Applicant is inadmissible for health related grounds, fraud, smuggling, false claim to U.S. citizenship, a crime involving moral turpitude or controlled substance offense, etc. While this is a benefit for many, some individuals may find themselves approved for the stateside…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 14 readers -
  • Drug Court | Broward County Drug Court Treatment Program

    … to be eligible for Broward County’s Drug Court Treatment Program, you must be over 18, have no prior felony convictions and be charged with a second or third degree felony related to a purchase, attempted purchase or possession of a personal quantity of a scheduled controlled substance listed in Florida Statute 893.033. Drug court is designed to assist…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 12 readers -
  • Basics on Waivers of Inadmissibility

    … abuse or addiction are known or reasonably believed to have been involved in drug trafficking have committed drug or controlled substance violations more serious than a single offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana have been convicted of or admitted committing murder, torture, or conspiracy to commit either are foreign…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 18 readers -
  • Requirements for a DWI in Texas

    … are driving while “not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol” or another controlled substance. This means, for instance, if an officer observes you driving erratically, pulls you over, and smells alcohol on your breath, he can arrest you for DWI even if you “pass” a breathalyzer or blood test. Can I…

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 16 readers -
  • Fighting a Failure to Declare Penalty (19 USC 1497) issued by CBP

    … under paragraph (1) with respect to any article is equal to— (A) if the article is a controlled substance, either $500 or an amount equal to 1,000 percent of the value of the article, whichever amount is greater; and (B) if the article is not a controlled substance, the value of the article. What is the purpose of this law? This law attempts…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 83 readers -
  • How Long Does A Truck Company Have To Retain Records?

    … they maintain or operate for 30 consecutive days. Some of those records include: Driver logbooks Routine maintenance and repair Annual truck safety inspections Alcohol and controlled substance tests How long must records be maintained? The FMCSA has different requirements for retention, depending on the record in question. Some of the common…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -
  • Decriminalization of Marijuana | Broward County

    … Decriminalization of Marijuana in Broward County, Florida On November 10, 2015, the Broward County Commissioners passed ordinance number 2015-45. The recently passed ordinance gives police officers in Broward County the discretion to issue a civil citation in lieu of a misdemeanor criminal charge for possession of less than 20 grams…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 37 readers -
  • DUI Manslaughter Defense

    … alcohol can be produced or destroyed in between the time of death in the time of the autopsy. Autolysis is defined as the self digestion or destruction of an organism’s own cells through the action of its own enzymes. This begins to occur within hours of an individual’s death and his present throughout the vast majority of the vascular system…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 10 readers -
  • Narcotic addictions are absolutely deadly.

    …. I’m not here to judge you. If you are facing a charge involving a controlled substance and you need to hire a criminal defense attorney, call me at (585) 485-0025 because I can – and will – help you without judgment. If you want to get clean, I can help you do that too. The courts have diversion programs, and there are treatment programs…

    Adam Militello/ DWI Law & Criminal Defense Blog- 13 readers -
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